Findings on happiness in Bryant et al. (2005): study US 2005

Publication
Author(s)Bryant, F.B.; King, S.P.; Smart, C.M.
TitleUsing the Past to Enhance the Present: Boosting Happiness Through Positive Reminiscence.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2005, Vol. 6, 227 - 260
DOIDOI:10.1007/s10902-005-3889-4
Investigation
PublicStudent participants in a positive reminisence training, USA, 2005
 Mean age 19,48; sd = 2,12
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability self-selected
 Psychology students volunteering for an extra credit
Respondents N =65
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Groups of 10-15 students completed an anonymous questionnaire containg the dependent measures.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on three questions: In the last week, what percentage of the time do you feel….…' (percentages must add up to 100%) 1 happy 2 unhappy 3 neutral Name: Fordyce % happy scale Variant: % happy in last week
ClassificationA-TH-cw-mq-th%-101-a
Author's label% of time feeling (un)happy or neutral
Page in publication234, 241
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Positive reminiscence exerciseH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Positive reminiscence exerciseH16ae02aExercise, also classified as above ↑
Positive reminiscence exerciseH16ae04aMono sort, also classified as above ↑
Positive reminiscence exerciseH16ae05bOn invitation, payed in money or study credit, also classified as above ↑
Positive reminiscence exerciseH16ae03aOne-time treatment, also classified as above ↑
Positive reminiscence exerciseH16ad03kPositive thinking training, also classified as above ↑
Positive reminiscence exerciseH16ad03kdRecal of positive events, also classified as above ↑
Positive reminiscence exerciseH16ae06bSchool, also classified as above ↑